Summary of The Price of Thirst
Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
The UN regards access to clean water as a human right, but corporations want to privatize water.
This chilling, upsetting book reports that corporate, governmental and quasi-governmental institutions deliberately control or diminish the world’s clean water supply, creating humanitarian problems in a quest for profits. If you have ever taken water for granted, think again. Drinkable water is a rare commodity worldwide; one-fifth of the world’s population lacks access to clean water. This dismal fact results, in part, from a twisted system that privatizes water and profits from it. Author Karen Piper spent “almost a decade” researching this tough topic in areas of water crisis worldwide and has produced a great story. With “despair about water inequality,” she reports that powerful political, corporate and economic forces have hijacked an essential, precious natural resource with no apparent accountability. getAbstract recommends this important, shocking report on resource management, global warming, politics, the environment and fiscal abuse to NGOs, investors, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in the politics of resource management and conservation.
In this summary, you will learn
- How privatization and politicization of water occur,
- How the World Bank and International Monetary Fund foment destructive water policies, and
- Why projects worldwide fail to deliver clean water.
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